12 Jul 1945
  • USS Hawkbill departed Subic Bay, Zambales, Philippine Islands for her fifth war patrol. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Japanese representatives in the Soviet Union requested a update on the Japanese inquiry on the extension of the 1941 non-aggression treaty, getting little in the way of a response. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • More than 500 American B-29 bombers dropped incendiary bombs on a number of cities on Honshu, Japan. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • A number of B-25 bombers based in Okinawa attacked military airfields on Kyushu, Japan. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Germany
  • Bernard Montgomery awarded Georgy Zhukov Knight Grand Cross of the Order of the Bath at the Brandenburg Gate, Berlin, Germany. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Bernard Montgomery awarded Konstantin Rokossovsky Knight Commander of the British Empire at the Brandenburg Gate, Berlin, Germany. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Guam
  • USS Hackleback arrived at Guam, Mariana Islands, ending her second war patrol. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Hawaii
  • USS Seahorse departed Pearl Harbor, US Territory of Hawaii for her eighth war patrol. ww2dbase [Main Article | Facility | CPC]
  • USS Wasp departed Pearl Harbor, US Territory of Hawaii. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Photo(s) dated 12 Jul 1945
US Secretary of State James Byrnes, President Harry Truman, and Admiral William Leahy meeting aboard USS Augusta, 12 Jul 1945Georgi Zhukov, Konstantin Rokossovsky, and other Soviet officers greeting Bernard Montgomery and other British officers at the Brandenburg Gate, Berlin, Germany, 12 Jul 1945Georgy Zhukov, Bernard Montgomery, Konstantin Rokossovsky, and Vasily Sokolovsky (rear row, between Montgomery and Rokossovsky) in Berlin, Germany, 12 Jul 1945; note Brandenburg Gate in backgroundBernard Montgomery awarding Georgy Zhukov Knight Grand Cross of the Order of the Bath at the Brandenburg Gate, Berlin, Germany, 12 Jul 1945
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Timeline Section Founder: Thomas Houlihan
Contributors: Alan Chanter, C. Peter Chen, Thomas Houlihan, Hugh Martyr, David Stubblebine
Special Thanks: Rory Curtis




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